Strawberry Mille Feuille

March 17, 2019 - 09:00

This super tasty and easy-to-make dessert is a perfect choice for weekend dinner parties. Cheers!

Strawberry Mille Feuille
Viet Nam News

with chef Patrick Ho from Fortuna Hanoi Hotel

This super tasty and easy-to-make dessert is a perfect choice for weekend dinner parties. Cheers!

Ingredients: serves 6

  • 140 g caster sugar 
  • 100 ml fresh cream, lightly whipped
  • 4 fresh egg 
  • 500ml milk 
  • 60g plain flour 
  • 1 packets puff pastry, naturally thawed
  • 75g icing sugar (approx)

- 500g strawberries 

- 1 tsp vanilla essence 

Chef Patrick Ho


To make custard filling:

  • Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and frothy mixture, then sieve in flour.
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the vanilla extract, bring to the boil.
  • Once boiled, pour the boiling milk over the egg mixture.
  • Return to the heat and boil continuously, whisking for approximately 3–5 minutes until thickened.
  • Allow to cool.
  • When the custard has cooled down fold in the whipped cream.
  • Chill in the fridge until needed.

To make the pastry:

  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Lightly dust your work surface with some sifted icing sugar.
  • Once the block of puff pastry has defrosted cut it in two and roll each half into an even sized rectangle.
  • Cut the pastry into 4 strips (30cm x 6cm approximately).
  • Prick the pastry strips lightly all over with a fork and transfer it to a flat baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 10-15min until the pastry is nice and crisp.
  • When the pastry comes out of the oven dust generously with icing sugar and using a chef’s blow torch or the grill from the oven caramelise the top of the pastry.
  • Store until required.

To assemble:

  • Lay a piece of the caramelised pastry on the work surface and pipe with some of the custard filling on top.
  • Arrange some sliced strawberries and then another piece of pastry on top.
  • Repeat this 2 more times.

You can enjoy the dish at Fortuna Hotel, 6B Láng Hạ St, Ba Đình Dist, Hà Nội. Tel: (84 – 4) 3831 3333 – 6435/6437/6413. Website: pr@fortuna.gvn |